By Fragkos Maragkou – Solutions Architect
Introduction to NVR
There are countless applications for surveillance cameras. Mainly it has been used over the years for security and criminal or mischievous activity in/or around your business or home. However, it is a vast growing business and are more and more case studies of alternative uses including traffic control in the streets, remote site viewing, warehouse management, public safety – the uses are truly unlimited. Surveillance cameras can be found in many sizes, forms, and types with a variety of functionality – Colours are usually black or white, and the lens can be fixed or Pan-Tilt-, nanny cams to outdoor cameras to IP cameras, bullet/dome etc. There is a lot of aspects that can specify the correct equipment you may need. What are you trying to monitor / observe? What type of detail do you require? How far away is it? Some questions to help determine include: What type of lighting will there be? Will you need cameras indoors or outdoors or both (weatherproof or not)? How wide a viewing angle? Another important factor to consider is to whether or not and to what degree you need to record the video, how long should the recorded files last before overwrite? Do you intend to back up the video? For how long do you need to archive this video data?
Synology Surveillance Station
Surveillance Station is a security monitoring application on Synology NAS that allows you to manage IP cameras to safeguard your home and office environments. Surveillance Station is a professional Network Video Recording (NVR) package bundled with DiskStation Manager (DSM). You can use Surveillance Station together with your existing surveillance equipment to gain situational awareness, allowing you to make informed decisions to efficiently safeguard your home or office environment. There are many powerful surveillance features including:
Some of the most useful applications of the Surveillance Station includes:
Using Synology Surveillance Station, you can have not only a complete/advanced solution for your surveillance needs, but at the same time you are able to build a File server, backup ie., at no extra cost. You are able to record as you go with no Storage Limitations.
Another great feature of the Synology Surveillance Station is that you will get no interruption during uploading. You don’t need to be connected to the internet to be able to record. The records can be stored on the supported devices during internet loss. Once the connection is restored, it allows for retrieval of the stored videos automatically.
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